Faculty

TuckLAB: Energy

Sydney Chamberlin

Project Manager, Climate and Nature-based Solutions at The Nature Conservancy

Sydney Chamberlin is a Project Manager for Climate & Nature-based Solutions with The Nature Conservancy in California. Her work focuses on exploring policy pathways to expand and accelerate the use of nature-based climate solutions. She also manages demonstration projects that showcase the power of nature in fighting climate change. Before working in climate policy, Sydney worked at the intersection of astrophysics and science communication. As a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State University, she led science outreach efforts with the Penn State’s Center for Nanoscale Science and did research in physics with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration within Penn State’s Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. Her passion for science communication and drive for public service led her to a science policy fellowship with the California Council on Science & Technology, and as a Science Fellow, she spent a year analyzing legislation for California’s Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. She holds BS degrees in physics and mathematics from Utah State University, a PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Project Management Certificate from Cornell University. When she is not working, Sydney enjoys spending time in nature and with her dog, Nova.

Stephen Doig

Senior Research and Strategy Advisor, Irving Institute for Energy and Society

Stephen is Senior Research and Strategy Advisor at the Irving Institute for Energy and Society where he is focused on fostering interdisciplinary efforts to tackle pressing multidimensional challenges at the interfaces of energy and society. He also supports engagement and collaboration with groups outside the College, grant opportunities and developing the campus as a living laboratory for energy education and leadership. Prior to his arrival, Stephen was on the senior leadership team at Rocky Mountain Institute for over 10 years. While there he led research and applied efforts in areas ranging from low carbon strategies for states and utilities to designing and building a data center to reduce its energy use by 80%. He also led teams in building retrofits (e.g. the Empire State Building), carbon fiber car components, efficient oil refining, and low-cost solar PV systems. Most recently he founded and led RMI's efforts to bring sustainable energy for economic development (SEED) to African nations, established the Institute's program in the Caribbean Islands (including Puerto Rico) and whole system design effort to make community-scale solar affordable.

Alex Figueroa

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Verogy

Alex is Co-Founder of Verogy, focusing on all aspects of finance and business development for the firm. Alex was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Greenskies Renewable Energy, focused on all aspects of finance for the firm: capital raising, planning and analysis, accounting, and reporting. During his tenure, Alex has directly sourced, negotiated, and closed over $280MM of project development capital and corporate financings. Alex was a key member of the deal team that successfully completed the sale of Greenskies Renewable Energy to Clean Focus Corporation in August 2017. Prior to joining Greenskies, Alex spent nearly a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he managed investment portfolios for the firm’s foundation, endowment, and ultra-high net worth clients. Alex earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was awarded a full-tuition academic fellowship and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University at Albany (NY), where he lettered in Football. Alex lives in Bedford, NY with his wife, Raegan, and their two young daughters.

Amanda Graham

Academic Director for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

Amanda Graham is the Academic Director for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College. In this role, her priorities are to engage all members of the Dartmouth community, to expand understanding of the fundamental roles energy systems play in society, and to partner with students, faculty, and alumni to evolve those systems toward a more just and sustainable world. Prior to Dartmouth, Amanda served in several roles at MIT, including Executive Director of the Environmental Solutions Initiative and Education Director for the MIT Energy Initiative. At MIT she led the development of multidisciplinary curricula and co-curricula in energy studies and environment and sustainability, including undergraduate minors, programs for first-year and graduate students, and intensive educational experiences with international students. Amanda is a founding member of the Committee on Energy, Equity, and Justice of the University Energy Institutes Coalition and a member of the organizing committee for the Community of Educators for Energy Transitions within the Global Council for Science and the Environment.

Maron Greenleaf

Assistant Professor; Affiliate of Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) PhD Program

I am a sociocultural anthropologist, political ecologist, and legal scholar studying intersections of the environment and economy. I examine how people interact with, understand, and govern the worlds around them and the kinds of economic and cultural values this engenders. In particular, I examine efforts to create “green economies” and the political practices, aspirations, and forms of inclusion and exclusion they create.

Klaus Keller

Hodgson Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Before joining Dartmouth Engineering, Klaus Keller was a professor of geosciences at Penn State where he directed the Center for Climate Risk Management. Prior to that, he worked as a research scientist and lecturer at Princeton University and as an engineer in Germany. Professor Keller graduated from Princeton with a PhD in civil and environmental engineering. He received master’s degrees from MIT and Princeton, as well as a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin. His research addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible risk management strategies? He analyzes these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as engineering, Earth sciences, economics, philosophy, decision science, and statistics. He contributed to reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-edited an open source textbook, and published more than 130 peer-reviewed studies. His research, mentoring, and service have been recognized by several prizes, for example the 2019 Penn State Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.

Kevin Keller

E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing

Kevin Lane Keller is the E. B. Osborn Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Keller's academic resume includes degrees from Cornell, Duke, and Carnegie-Mellon universities and faculty positions at Berkeley, Stanford, and UNC. Through the years, he has served as brand confidant to marketers for some of the world's most successful brands, including Accenture, American Express, Disney, Ford, Intel, Levi-Strauss, L.L. Bean, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Samsung. With over 120 published papers, he is also one of the most heavily cited of all marketing academics. His textbook, Strategic Brand Management, co-authored with Vanitha Swaminathan, in its 5th edition, has been adopted at top business schools and leading firms around the world and has been heralded as the “bible of branding.” He is also the co-author with Philip Kotler and Alex Chernev of the all-time best selling introductory MBA marketing textbook, Marketing Management, now in its 16th edition.

Sarah Kelly

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sarah Kelly is a cultural geographer and postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Her work investigates water, social studies of energy, and Indigenous geographies through community-based participatory research and mapmaking, principally with Mapuche-Williche communities in southern Chile. Her recent publications address the social and environmental impacts of small hydropower as well as discuss equity concerns in the market-based governance of the water-energy nexus. During the pandemic, Sarah launched two participatory research projects to support disaster risk management in Chile.

Megan Litwhiler

Program Manager for Advanced Learning Initiatives, Irving Institute

Megan Litwhiler is the Program Manager for Advanced Learning Initiatives at the Irving Institute. In this role, Megan supports the design and execution of the Irving Institute's multidisciplinary energy and society education programs for post-undergraduate learners. Before coming to Dartmouth, she spent over five years at the Museum of Science, Boston where she partnered with scientists and research centers to help them communicate their work to public audiences and interdisciplinary academic audiences. She received her PhD in biology, specializing in urban bird ecology, from Rutgers University Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Outside of the office, Megan enjoys birdwatching and exploring nature in her home state of Vermont.

Caroline Mann

Principal, Swift Current Energy

Caroline Mann is a Principal at Swift Current Energy. Caroline has over 10 years of experience in the energy industry. Caroline plays a lead role in Swift Current Energy’s offtake origination efforts, coordinating all responses to RFPs, as well as originating new opportunities. In addition, she coordinates the company’s project finance modeling efforts with others on the finance team. Prior to joining Swift Current Energy in 2017, she was a principal financial analyst in the wind project valuation group at NextEra Energy. In this capacity, Caroline was responsible for the valuation and financial diligence process for NextEra’s potential investment opportunities in wind energy and transmission infrastructure. She also managed the financial diligence effort for NextEra’s wind repowering effort. Previously, Caroline worked for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at the DOE, Caroline coordinated environmental compliance and permitting activities for DOE funded renewable energy projects. She also participated in the formation of several broad programmatic environmental documents focused on expediting permitting for renewable projects in the Western U.S. and Hawaii. Caroline holds a B.A. in Politics and a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is also a member of the Women’s Energy Network, as well as New England Women in Energy and the Environment.

Jim Marrett

Director of Business Development, Swift Current

Jim Marett is Director of Business Development at Swift Current Energy. Jim has spent his 13-year career driving topline growth for startups and established companies across the power generation, construction and financial services industries. Jim provides strategic direction on new project development opportunities, as well as coordinates economic modeling and analysis for Swift Current Energy. Prior to Swift Current Energy, Jim was Director of Corporate Development for Ogin Energy, where he was responsible for divestment of Ogin’s 80MW pipeline of California repower assets, and contributed to 66MW worth of further transactions. In addition to driving project M&A activity, Jim also contributed to development activities across the portfolio, including procuring 66MW worth of Power Purchase Agreements, negotiating land deals and securing permits. Prior to Ogin, Jim worked for Next Step Living, a residential contractor focused on energy efficiency, where he started a division and grew it to over $10 million in annualized sales and 20 employees within a year. Previously, Jim worked for Fidelity Investments’ Strategy and New Business Development team. Jim holds a B.A. in History Cum Laude from Harvard University, and an MBA in General Management from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Erich Osterberg

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College

My overarching research objective is to understand how and why climate has changed and identify trends and sources of air pollution. My specialty is creating long (50-50,000 years) records of climate change and air pollution by analyzing chemical markers preserved in glacier ice cores. I also study data from weather stations and climate models to determine recent climate trends to differentiate natural cycles from human-caused changes. I am particularly interested in aspects of climate change that impact communities, including sea-level rise from melting glaciers, and the changing number and intensity of storms.

Geoff Parker

Professor of Engineering

Parker is a professor of engineering in the Thayer School at Dartmouth College where he also serves as Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. In addition, he is a visiting scholar and research fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Initiative for the Digital Economy where he leads platform industry research studies and co-chair the annual MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He works to understand the economics and strategy of network "platform" industries. He co-developed the theory of “two sided networks” which provides a mechanism to explain pricing in network markets. He works with numerous organizations to help them understand and craft their platform strategies.

Curtis Probst

CEO, NYCEEC

Curtis Probst is CEO of NYCEEC. He joined NYCEEC in April 2018 as its Co-CEO, and previously served on its Board since 2015. Curtis works with the entire NYCEEC team to implement its mission: to deliver financing solutions and advance markets for energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings. He is proud to help NYCEEC, the first local green bank in the US, pursue its vision: energy efficiency and clean energy financing for buildings to achieve scale and be accessible to all. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Curtis worked for over three years as a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute, a global energy think tank, leading their sustainable finance practice. Curtis previously worked at Goldman Sachs for over 15 years, most recently as a Managing Director in their investment banking division. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Probst worked at Salomon Brothers for over eight years, most recently as a Vice President in their structured and project finance group. Curtis serves, or has served, on the boards of various organizations with an energy or environmental focus. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University since 2016, lecturing on the topic of clean energy finance. He has spoken at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada and Europe, and authored or co-authored reports on different energy and financing topics. Curtis received a BComm from the University of Calgary and an MPA from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute.

April Salas

Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation

April comes to Tuck with 15 years of public and private sector experience in global and domestic energy project- and international-development. Starting her career in energy finance, she worked as a consultant in mid-/downstream oil and gas projects in Africa, as well as, an energy markets analyst covering Europe and Latin America. Mrs. Salas has held various senior positions within the US Department of Energy in power delivery, energy reliability and systems analysis, and just prior to joining Tuck, Mrs. Salas directed the White House’s Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Secretariat, in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy, and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy. Domestically, Mrs. Salas served as Director of the State Energy Assurance Program, as well as, Chief of Planning and Analysis for all federal energy emergency response with FEMA. Globally, Mrs. Salas established and led a global energy security advisory program, energy security and systems analysis for DOE’s country-to-country engagements, as well as, US government support to international energy emergency response. Mrs. Salas represented US government energy security interests at NATO, led engagements in Colombia, Haiti, Iraq, and within the EU.

April earned her MBA from Cornell University; two Masters degrees, in International Security and Economics, with a focus on energy poverty and development, and her BA from the College of William and Mary.

Rafe Steinhauser

Instructional Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth

Rafe Steinhauer is an instructional assistant professor of engineering at Dartmouth. His professional mission is to help people co-create more just, joyful, and sustainable societies. At Dartmouth, Rafe teaches sections of ENGS 12 - Design Thinking, and co-teaches ENGS 89/90, the BE capstone course. He is most interested in the future of higher education, and he started Range and Radar because he mentors several former students who, in their individual way, are grappling with common questions.

Anant Sundaram

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Professor Anant Sundaram is on the finance faculty at Tuck. His areas of expertise are business valuation, M&A, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth. Recently, his interests have broadened to examining the financial impact of climate change on companies.

He works with senior managers of companies on how their financial fundamentals and performance metrics drive market values and P/E ratios, and has led director forums on corporate governance. He has published widely in law, finance, and management journals, as well as in the popular press.

TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship

Ron Adner

Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration

Ron Adner is The Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Tuck, he was the Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management at INSEAD, where he served on the faculty for ten years. Dr. Adner’s award-winning research introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value. His book, The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss, has been heralded as a path-breaking guide to successful innovation in an interdependent world. Among other honors, it was named a Best Business Book of the Year by Strategy+Business. Dr. Adner has held editorial and board positions in the leading peer-reviewed academic journals of his field, including the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. He has published numerous articles in these and other top academic journals. His managerial articles have been published in outlets including the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Forbes, Wired, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Laurens Debo

Professor of Business Administration

Laurens Debo’s research focuses on the consumer’s as well as the provider’s behavior in different service settings. On the consumer side, he investigated how strategic consumer behavior shapes the demand for services. On the supply side, Debo studied the management of “discretionary services,” services whose value to the consumer increases with the actual service time. Debo's research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science and Production and Operations Management, among other journals. Debo is a Professor of Operations Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He earned a PhD in Operations Management from INSEAD, France. Before joining the Tuck faculty, he was with the faculty of the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University and the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago. Debo is currently serving on the editorial board of Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing Services and Operations Management and IIE Transactions. In the past, he frequently served as a judge of the MSOM student paper competition and received the 2008 and 2010 MSOM meritorious service awards.

Aram M. Donigian T’08

Adjunct Professor

Aram M. Donigian is a visiting faculty member teaching Negotiation at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Tuck. As a student at Tuck, he served as a Bridge Program Associate. Aram served in the U.S. Army for 21-years as an Infantry and Public Affairs officer, deploying three times to Afghanistan. He has taught management and leadership courses at both West Point and the Air Force Academy. Aram co-founded the West Point Negotiation Project and co-authored several articles on negotiation within the military context, including Extreme Negotiations published in the Harvard Business Review. Aram is also a Senior Trainer with Vantage Partners specializing in leadership, relationship management, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. In addition to his work with corporate clients, he delivers training on strategic influence and negotiations for Navy SEAL Platoon Leaders. Aram lives in Enfield, NH with his wife and six kids.

Vijay Govindarajan

Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management

Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation–any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers50 Rankings, he was ranked the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

Punam Anand Keller

Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Tuck-Dartmouth Programs; Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management

Punam Keller is Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Tuck-Dartmouth Programs, Faculty Director of the Center for Business, Government, and Society, and the Charles Henry Jones Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business. Her primary administrative responsibilities are to create and find funding for new programs. Professor Keller teaches Social Marketing and Cause Marketing in the MBA program. Her research focuses on Consumer decision-making in the health, wealth, and sustainability domains. She works with Government agencies (e.g., CDC, US Department of Treasury), companies (e.g., CVS Health, Blackrock), foundations (NEFE, OECD) and Committees (e.g., Levy Health Cluster) to help them attain collective well-being goals. She is currently on a national board (GTMRx) to create vaccine health communications and health communities, and is working on several health research projects funded by NIH.

Ernie Parizeau D'79 T'84

Guest Lecturer

Ernie is a retired partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he worked as a venture capitalist for 23 years. He invested in over 50 early-stage companies in the software, semiconductor, communications, healthcare, education, and retail industries. He retired from NVP in 2007. Ernie Parizeau is currently a DCI Fellow at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College. He has taught entrepreneurship and investing courses at Middlebury, Babson College, and Franklin Olin College of Engineering. Ernie was the chair of The Cape Eleuthera Foundation from 2012-2017. CEF raises financial resources for three institutions founded by the same social entrepreneurs on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas: - The Island School - a challenging, three-month, experiential educational program for high school students from around the world, - The Cape Eleuthera Institute - a scientific research facility, and, - The Deep Creek Middle School - a private middle school educating Bahamian students. He continues to support the Cape Eleuthera Foundation as a board member and is an enthusiastic proponent of experiential education. He is also a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network advisory board. Ernie graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB degree in Engineering Sciences (1979) and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School (1984). Ernie and his wife, Kim (TU ’84), have four children and one grandchild. For fun, Ernie rows, snowboards, and flys small planes.

Courtney Pierson T'01

Clinical Professor of Management

Courtney Pierson teaches Communication in Tuck’s MBA, Bridge, NextStep programs, and the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship course Business Communication. She is actively involved with Tuck’s experiential learning courses as faculty advisor for student First Year Projects and the for the Paganucci Fellows Program, an eight-week internship for Dartmouth students interested in social entrepreneurship. Courtney graduated from Tuck in 2001 and, after several years at Bain & Company, returned to the media industry as head of strategy for a Blackstone portfolio company. During her 25+ year career, Courtney has held senior strategy, general management and operations positions in online media, direct marketing and ecommerce for organizations including Bloomberg L.P., McGraw-Hill and CBS Television.

Suzie Rubin

Executive Director, Center for Health Care

Barry Schweitzer D'82

Associate Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Barry Schweitzer, Ph.D. D’82 recently moved to the Magnuson Center from Dartmouth’s Technology Transfer Office, where he had been the Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager since 2019. He teaches the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship Value Proposition course. Barry, whose family has had a home in the Upper Valley for 40 years, returned to Dartmouth after 20+ years of experience in management and leadership positions in the biotech industry. Prior to joining the TTO, he was a Venture Partner at Elm Street Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture capital firm based in New Haven, CT, where he led investments in the life sciences. He also served on the board of the Elm City Innovation Collaborative, an organization supported by the State of Connecticut to promote, connect, and enable New Haven’s diverse innovation ecosystem, and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. A serial entrepreneur, Barry was co-founder and CEO of Glygenix Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company developing treatments for orphan diseases in children, and helped to start up two Yale biotech spin-off companies (Molecular Staging and Protometrix, Inc., acquired by Invitrogen Corporation.) He was previously an R&D leader at Life Technologies, Inc, and a Principal at BLS Partners LLC, a management consulting firm. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Barry was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida, a Leukemia Society Special Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute after receiving his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale. Barry was happy to return to Dartmouth where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. When he is not reading scientific publications on weekends he runs with his dogs, fly fishes or skis, and enjoys his new grandson.

Morten Sørensen

Associate Professor

Morten Sorensen is an Associate Professor of Finance at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Professor Sorensen has previously been on the faculty at University of Chicago, Columbia Business School, Copenhagen Business School and a Faculty Research Fellow at Center of Economic Policy Research and National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship's Entrepreneurial Finance course. Professor Sorensen's research is about Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, and Private Equity. His research focuses on understanding the behavior, performance, and economic effects of venture capital and private equity investments both for individual transactions and in the broader economy. He has studied the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments; the effects of private equity and venture capital investments on the individual companies and for the industries where they are active; and the role of managers in private equity deals. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Economist, and BusinessWeek. It has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. Professor Sorensen teaches Entrepreneurial Finance. He has advised PhD students who have joined the faculty at Stanford, Cornell, Wharton, New York University, UC-Berkeley and London School of Economics. He has been an academic advisor to the European Venture Capital Association and an expert witness in litigation involving private equity firms and other financial organizations. Morten is married and has two daughters. He was born in Denmark where he received a master's degree in economics from Aarhus University. He moved to the United States in 1999 where he received a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. In 2020 he joined the faculty at Tuck School of Business. He lives with his family and a Goldendoodle in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Alva H. Taylor

Faculty Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies; Associate Professor of Business Administration

Alva Taylor teaches TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship's Product Development course. Taylor's research focuses on the innovation process, entrepreneurship, technological change, and strategic decision-making in fast-changing environments. Some of Prof. Taylor's recent work has been on the challenge of managing creative groups for sustained innovation and entrepreneurship; and how organizational learning takes place in information-rich environments. He teaches courses on strategy in fast-changing environments, managing innovation, and managing change in both the Tuck MBA and Executive Education programs. Prof. Taylor has also designed and is program director of the Digital Excellence for Minority Entrepreneurs Executive Education Program in partnership with Google. Prior to academia, Prof. Taylor was a senior manager in the consulting division of KPMG, running a practice focusing on business strategy, information technology, and growing companies to scale.

J. Ramon Lecuona Torras

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ramon Lecuona is an assistant professor of business administration in Tuck’s strategy group. He earned his PhD in business administration at the London Business School and a Masters of Public Policy at Harvard University. Before joining Tuck, he was part of the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Prior to that, Ramon served as a staff member of the Office of the President of Mexico for more than seven years. His academic research is focused on the design of organizational structures that make firms more productive and innovative, and he has specific expertise in the field of mobile communications and the offshoring of production facilities to emerging markets. In addition to his academic work, Professor Lecuona has been part of the founding team of multiple start-ups and serves as an adviser for senior leaders of multinational companies and governmental agencies. He teaches Tuck’s core strategy course.

Curt Welling D'71, T'77

Clinical Professor of Business

Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. He teaches the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship course. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years. He teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.

Faculty

Ron Adner

Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration

Ron Adner is The Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Tuck, he was the Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management at INSEAD, where he served on the faculty for ten years. Dr. Adner’s award-winning research introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value. His book, The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See that Others Miss, has been heralded as a path-breaking guide to successful innovation in an interdependent world. Among other honors, it was named a Best Business Book of the Year by Strategy+Business. Dr. Adner has held editorial and board positions in the leading peer-reviewed academic journals of his field, including the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and Strategy Science. He has published numerous articles in these and other top academic journals. His managerial articles have been published in outlets including the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Forbes, Wired, The Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Sydney Chamberlin

Project Manager, Climate and Nature-based Solutions at The Nature Conservancy

Sydney Chamberlin is a Project Manager for Climate & Nature-based Solutions with The Nature Conservancy in California. Her work focuses on exploring policy pathways to expand and accelerate the use of nature-based climate solutions. She also manages demonstration projects that showcase the power of nature in fighting climate change. Before working in climate policy, Sydney worked at the intersection of astrophysics and science communication. As a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State University, she led science outreach efforts with the Penn State’s Center for Nanoscale Science and did research in physics with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration within Penn State’s Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. Her passion for science communication and drive for public service led her to a science policy fellowship with the California Council on Science & Technology, and as a Science Fellow, she spent a year analyzing legislation for California’s Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water. She holds BS degrees in physics and mathematics from Utah State University, a PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Project Management Certificate from Cornell University. When she is not working, Sydney enjoys spending time in nature and with her dog, Nova.

Laurens Debo

Professor of Business Administration

Laurens Debo’s research focuses on the consumer’s as well as the provider’s behavior in different service settings. On the consumer side, he investigated how strategic consumer behavior shapes the demand for services. On the supply side, Debo studied the management of “discretionary services,” services whose value to the consumer increases with the actual service time. Debo's research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science and Production and Operations Management, among other journals. Debo is a Professor of Operations Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He earned a PhD in Operations Management from INSEAD, France. Before joining the Tuck faculty, he was with the faculty of the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University and the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago. Debo is currently serving on the editorial board of Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing Services and Operations Management and IIE Transactions. In the past, he frequently served as a judge of the MSOM student paper competition and received the 2008 and 2010 MSOM meritorious service awards.

Stephen Doig

Senior Research and Strategy Advisor, Irving Institute for Energy and Society

Stephen is Senior Research and Strategy Advisor at the Irving Institute for Energy and Society where he is focused on fostering interdisciplinary efforts to tackle pressing multidimensional challenges at the interfaces of energy and society. He also supports engagement and collaboration with groups outside the College, grant opportunities and developing the campus as a living laboratory for energy education and leadership. Prior to his arrival, Stephen was on the senior leadership team at Rocky Mountain Institute for over 10 years. While there he led research and applied efforts in areas ranging from low carbon strategies for states and utilities to designing and building a data center to reduce its energy use by 80%. He also led teams in building retrofits (e.g. the Empire State Building), carbon fiber car components, efficient oil refining, and low-cost solar PV systems. Most recently he founded and led RMI's efforts to bring sustainable energy for economic development (SEED) to African nations, established the Institute's program in the Caribbean Islands (including Puerto Rico) and whole system design effort to make community-scale solar affordable.

Aram M. Donigian T’08

Adjunct Professor

Aram M. Donigian is a visiting faculty member teaching Negotiation at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Tuck. As a student at Tuck, he served as a Bridge Program Associate. Aram served in the U.S. Army for 21-years as an Infantry and Public Affairs officer, deploying three times to Afghanistan. He has taught management and leadership courses at both West Point and the Air Force Academy. Aram co-founded the West Point Negotiation Project and co-authored several articles on negotiation within the military context, including Extreme Negotiations published in the Harvard Business Review. Aram is also a Senior Trainer with Vantage Partners specializing in leadership, relationship management, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence. In addition to his work with corporate clients, he delivers training on strategic influence and negotiations for Navy SEAL Platoon Leaders. Aram lives in Enfield, NH with his wife and six kids.

Alex Figueroa

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Verogy

Alex is Co-Founder of Verogy, focusing on all aspects of finance and business development for the firm. Alex was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Greenskies Renewable Energy, focused on all aspects of finance for the firm: capital raising, planning and analysis, accounting, and reporting. During his tenure, Alex has directly sourced, negotiated, and closed over $280MM of project development capital and corporate financings. Alex was a key member of the deal team that successfully completed the sale of Greenskies Renewable Energy to Clean Focus Corporation in August 2017. Prior to joining Greenskies, Alex spent nearly a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he managed investment portfolios for the firm’s foundation, endowment, and ultra-high net worth clients. Alex earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was awarded a full-tuition academic fellowship and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University at Albany (NY), where he lettered in Football. Alex lives in Bedford, NY with his wife, Raegan, and their two young daughters.

Vijay Govindarajan

Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management

Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation–any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers50 Rankings, he was ranked the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

Amanda Graham

Academic Director for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

Amanda Graham is the Academic Director for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College. In this role, her priorities are to engage all members of the Dartmouth community, to expand understanding of the fundamental roles energy systems play in society, and to partner with students, faculty, and alumni to evolve those systems toward a more just and sustainable world. Prior to Dartmouth, Amanda served in several roles at MIT, including Executive Director of the Environmental Solutions Initiative and Education Director for the MIT Energy Initiative. At MIT she led the development of multidisciplinary curricula and co-curricula in energy studies and environment and sustainability, including undergraduate minors, programs for first-year and graduate students, and intensive educational experiences with international students. Amanda is a founding member of the Committee on Energy, Equity, and Justice of the University Energy Institutes Coalition and a member of the organizing committee for the Community of Educators for Energy Transitions within the Global Council for Science and the Environment.

Maron Greenleaf

Assistant Professor; Affiliate of Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) PhD Program

I am a sociocultural anthropologist, political ecologist, and legal scholar studying intersections of the environment and economy. I examine how people interact with, understand, and govern the worlds around them and the kinds of economic and cultural values this engenders. In particular, I examine efforts to create “green economies” and the political practices, aspirations, and forms of inclusion and exclusion they create.

Klaus Keller

Hodgson Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Before joining Dartmouth Engineering, Klaus Keller was a professor of geosciences at Penn State where he directed the Center for Climate Risk Management. Prior to that, he worked as a research scientist and lecturer at Princeton University and as an engineer in Germany. Professor Keller graduated from Princeton with a PhD in civil and environmental engineering. He received master’s degrees from MIT and Princeton, as well as a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin. His research addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible risk management strategies? He analyzes these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as engineering, Earth sciences, economics, philosophy, decision science, and statistics. He contributed to reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-edited an open source textbook, and published more than 130 peer-reviewed studies. His research, mentoring, and service have been recognized by several prizes, for example the 2019 Penn State Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.

Kevin Keller

E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing

Kevin Lane Keller is the E. B. Osborn Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Keller's academic resume includes degrees from Cornell, Duke, and Carnegie-Mellon universities and faculty positions at Berkeley, Stanford, and UNC. Through the years, he has served as brand confidant to marketers for some of the world's most successful brands, including Accenture, American Express, Disney, Ford, Intel, Levi-Strauss, L.L. Bean, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Samsung. With over 120 published papers, he is also one of the most heavily cited of all marketing academics. His textbook, Strategic Brand Management, co-authored with Vanitha Swaminathan, in its 5th edition, has been adopted at top business schools and leading firms around the world and has been heralded as the “bible of branding.” He is also the co-author with Philip Kotler and Alex Chernev of the all-time best selling introductory MBA marketing textbook, Marketing Management, now in its 16th edition.

Punam Anand Keller

Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Tuck-Dartmouth Programs; Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management

Punam Keller is Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Tuck-Dartmouth Programs, Faculty Director of the Center for Business, Government, and Society, and the Charles Henry Jones Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business. Her primary administrative responsibilities are to create and find funding for new programs. Professor Keller teaches Social Marketing and Cause Marketing in the MBA program. Her research focuses on Consumer decision-making in the health, wealth, and sustainability domains. She works with Government agencies (e.g., CDC, US Department of Treasury), companies (e.g., CVS Health, Blackrock), foundations (NEFE, OECD) and Committees (e.g., Levy Health Cluster) to help them attain collective well-being goals. She is currently on a national board (GTMRx) to create vaccine health communications and health communities, and is working on several health research projects funded by NIH.

Sarah Kelly

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sarah Kelly is a cultural geographer and postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Her work investigates water, social studies of energy, and Indigenous geographies through community-based participatory research and mapmaking, principally with Mapuche-Williche communities in southern Chile. Her recent publications address the social and environmental impacts of small hydropower as well as discuss equity concerns in the market-based governance of the water-energy nexus. During the pandemic, Sarah launched two participatory research projects to support disaster risk management in Chile.

Megan Litwhiler

Program Manager for Advanced Learning Initiatives, Irving Institute

Megan Litwhiler is the Program Manager for Advanced Learning Initiatives at the Irving Institute. In this role, Megan supports the design and execution of the Irving Institute's multidisciplinary energy and society education programs for post-undergraduate learners. Before coming to Dartmouth, she spent over five years at the Museum of Science, Boston where she partnered with scientists and research centers to help them communicate their work to public audiences and interdisciplinary academic audiences. She received her PhD in biology, specializing in urban bird ecology, from Rutgers University Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Outside of the office, Megan enjoys birdwatching and exploring nature in her home state of Vermont.

Caroline Mann

Principal, Swift Current Energy

Caroline Mann is a Principal at Swift Current Energy. Caroline has over 10 years of experience in the energy industry. Caroline plays a lead role in Swift Current Energy’s offtake origination efforts, coordinating all responses to RFPs, as well as originating new opportunities. In addition, she coordinates the company’s project finance modeling efforts with others on the finance team. Prior to joining Swift Current Energy in 2017, she was a principal financial analyst in the wind project valuation group at NextEra Energy. In this capacity, Caroline was responsible for the valuation and financial diligence process for NextEra’s potential investment opportunities in wind energy and transmission infrastructure. She also managed the financial diligence effort for NextEra’s wind repowering effort. Previously, Caroline worked for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at the DOE, Caroline coordinated environmental compliance and permitting activities for DOE funded renewable energy projects. She also participated in the formation of several broad programmatic environmental documents focused on expediting permitting for renewable projects in the Western U.S. and Hawaii. Caroline holds a B.A. in Politics and a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is also a member of the Women’s Energy Network, as well as New England Women in Energy and the Environment.

Jim Marrett

Director of Business Development, Swift Current

Jim Marett is Director of Business Development at Swift Current Energy. Jim has spent his 13-year career driving topline growth for startups and established companies across the power generation, construction and financial services industries. Jim provides strategic direction on new project development opportunities, as well as coordinates economic modeling and analysis for Swift Current Energy. Prior to Swift Current Energy, Jim was Director of Corporate Development for Ogin Energy, where he was responsible for divestment of Ogin’s 80MW pipeline of California repower assets, and contributed to 66MW worth of further transactions. In addition to driving project M&A activity, Jim also contributed to development activities across the portfolio, including procuring 66MW worth of Power Purchase Agreements, negotiating land deals and securing permits. Prior to Ogin, Jim worked for Next Step Living, a residential contractor focused on energy efficiency, where he started a division and grew it to over $10 million in annualized sales and 20 employees within a year. Previously, Jim worked for Fidelity Investments’ Strategy and New Business Development team. Jim holds a B.A. in History Cum Laude from Harvard University, and an MBA in General Management from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Erich Osterberg

Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College

My overarching research objective is to understand how and why climate has changed and identify trends and sources of air pollution. My specialty is creating long (50-50,000 years) records of climate change and air pollution by analyzing chemical markers preserved in glacier ice cores. I also study data from weather stations and climate models to determine recent climate trends to differentiate natural cycles from human-caused changes. I am particularly interested in aspects of climate change that impact communities, including sea-level rise from melting glaciers, and the changing number and intensity of storms.

Ernie Parizeau D'79 T'84

Guest Lecturer

Ernie is a retired partner at Norwest Venture Partners where he worked as a venture capitalist for 23 years. He invested in over 50 early-stage companies in the software, semiconductor, communications, healthcare, education, and retail industries. He retired from NVP in 2007. Ernie Parizeau is currently a DCI Fellow at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship at Middlebury College. He has taught entrepreneurship and investing courses at Middlebury, Babson College, and Franklin Olin College of Engineering. Ernie was the chair of The Cape Eleuthera Foundation from 2012-2017. CEF raises financial resources for three institutions founded by the same social entrepreneurs on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas: - The Island School - a challenging, three-month, experiential educational program for high school students from around the world, - The Cape Eleuthera Institute - a scientific research facility, and, - The Deep Creek Middle School - a private middle school educating Bahamian students. He continues to support the Cape Eleuthera Foundation as a board member and is an enthusiastic proponent of experiential education. He is also a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network advisory board. Ernie graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB degree in Engineering Sciences (1979) and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School (1984). Ernie and his wife, Kim (TU ’84), have four children and one grandchild. For fun, Ernie rows, snowboards, and flys small planes.

Geoff Parker

Professor of Engineering

Parker is a professor of engineering in the Thayer School at Dartmouth College where he also serves as Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. In addition, he is a visiting scholar and research fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Initiative for the Digital Economy where he leads platform industry research studies and co-chair the annual MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He works to understand the economics and strategy of network "platform" industries. He co-developed the theory of “two sided networks” which provides a mechanism to explain pricing in network markets. He works with numerous organizations to help them understand and craft their platform strategies.

Courtney Pierson T'01

Clinical Professor of Management

Courtney Pierson teaches Communication in Tuck’s MBA, Bridge, NextStep programs, and the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship course Business Communication. She is actively involved with Tuck’s experiential learning courses as faculty advisor for student First Year Projects and the for the Paganucci Fellows Program, an eight-week internship for Dartmouth students interested in social entrepreneurship. Courtney graduated from Tuck in 2001 and, after several years at Bain & Company, returned to the media industry as head of strategy for a Blackstone portfolio company. During her 25+ year career, Courtney has held senior strategy, general management and operations positions in online media, direct marketing and ecommerce for organizations including Bloomberg L.P., McGraw-Hill and CBS Television.

Curtis Probst

CEO, NYCEEC

Curtis Probst is CEO of NYCEEC. He joined NYCEEC in April 2018 as its Co-CEO, and previously served on its Board since 2015. Curtis works with the entire NYCEEC team to implement its mission: to deliver financing solutions and advance markets for energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings. He is proud to help NYCEEC, the first local green bank in the US, pursue its vision: energy efficiency and clean energy financing for buildings to achieve scale and be accessible to all. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Curtis worked for over three years as a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute, a global energy think tank, leading their sustainable finance practice. Curtis previously worked at Goldman Sachs for over 15 years, most recently as a Managing Director in their investment banking division. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Probst worked at Salomon Brothers for over eight years, most recently as a Vice President in their structured and project finance group. Curtis serves, or has served, on the boards of various organizations with an energy or environmental focus. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University since 2016, lecturing on the topic of clean energy finance. He has spoken at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada and Europe, and authored or co-authored reports on different energy and financing topics. Curtis received a BComm from the University of Calgary and an MPA from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and a member of the CFA Institute.

Suzie Rubin

Executive Director, Center for Health Care

April Salas

Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation

April comes to Tuck with 15 years of public and private sector experience in global and domestic energy project- and international-development. Starting her career in energy finance, she worked as a consultant in mid-/downstream oil and gas projects in Africa, as well as, an energy markets analyst covering Europe and Latin America. Mrs. Salas has held various senior positions within the US Department of Energy in power delivery, energy reliability and systems analysis, and just prior to joining Tuck, Mrs. Salas directed the White House’s Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Secretariat, in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy, and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy. Domestically, Mrs. Salas served as Director of the State Energy Assurance Program, as well as, Chief of Planning and Analysis for all federal energy emergency response with FEMA. Globally, Mrs. Salas established and led a global energy security advisory program, energy security and systems analysis for DOE’s country-to-country engagements, as well as, US government support to international energy emergency response. Mrs. Salas represented US government energy security interests at NATO, led engagements in Colombia, Haiti, Iraq, and within the EU.

April earned her MBA from Cornell University; two Masters degrees, in International Security and Economics, with a focus on energy poverty and development, and her BA from the College of William and Mary.

Barry Schweitzer D'82

Associate Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Barry Schweitzer, Ph.D. D’82 recently moved to the Magnuson Center from Dartmouth’s Technology Transfer Office, where he had been the Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager since 2019. He teaches the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship Value Proposition course. Barry, whose family has had a home in the Upper Valley for 40 years, returned to Dartmouth after 20+ years of experience in management and leadership positions in the biotech industry. Prior to joining the TTO, he was a Venture Partner at Elm Street Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture capital firm based in New Haven, CT, where he led investments in the life sciences. He also served on the board of the Elm City Innovation Collaborative, an organization supported by the State of Connecticut to promote, connect, and enable New Haven’s diverse innovation ecosystem, and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Yale University and the University of Connecticut. A serial entrepreneur, Barry was co-founder and CEO of Glygenix Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company developing treatments for orphan diseases in children, and helped to start up two Yale biotech spin-off companies (Molecular Staging and Protometrix, Inc., acquired by Invitrogen Corporation.) He was previously an R&D leader at Life Technologies, Inc, and a Principal at BLS Partners LLC, a management consulting firm. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Barry was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida, a Leukemia Society Special Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral fellow at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute after receiving his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale. Barry was happy to return to Dartmouth where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. When he is not reading scientific publications on weekends he runs with his dogs, fly fishes or skis, and enjoys his new grandson.

Morten Sørensen

Associate Professor

Morten Sorensen is an Associate Professor of Finance at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Professor Sorensen has previously been on the faculty at University of Chicago, Columbia Business School, Copenhagen Business School and a Faculty Research Fellow at Center of Economic Policy Research and National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship's Entrepreneurial Finance course. Professor Sorensen's research is about Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital, and Private Equity. His research focuses on understanding the behavior, performance, and economic effects of venture capital and private equity investments both for individual transactions and in the broader economy. He has studied the risks, returns, and illiquidity inherent in venture capital, private equity, and other alternative investments; the effects of private equity and venture capital investments on the individual companies and for the industries where they are active; and the role of managers in private equity deals. His research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Economist, and BusinessWeek. It has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. Professor Sorensen teaches Entrepreneurial Finance. He has advised PhD students who have joined the faculty at Stanford, Cornell, Wharton, New York University, UC-Berkeley and London School of Economics. He has been an academic advisor to the European Venture Capital Association and an expert witness in litigation involving private equity firms and other financial organizations. Morten is married and has two daughters. He was born in Denmark where he received a master's degree in economics from Aarhus University. He moved to the United States in 1999 where he received a PhD in Economics from Stanford University. In 2020 he joined the faculty at Tuck School of Business. He lives with his family and a Goldendoodle in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Rafe Steinhauser

Instructional Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth

Rafe Steinhauer is an instructional assistant professor of engineering at Dartmouth. His professional mission is to help people co-create more just, joyful, and sustainable societies. At Dartmouth, Rafe teaches sections of ENGS 12 - Design Thinking, and co-teaches ENGS 89/90, the BE capstone course. He is most interested in the future of higher education, and he started Range and Radar because he mentors several former students who, in their individual way, are grappling with common questions.

Anant Sundaram

Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Professor Anant Sundaram is on the finance faculty at Tuck. His areas of expertise are business valuation, M&A, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth. Recently, his interests have broadened to examining the financial impact of climate change on companies.

He works with senior managers of companies on how their financial fundamentals and performance metrics drive market values and P/E ratios, and has led director forums on corporate governance. He has published widely in law, finance, and management journals, as well as in the popular press.

Alva H. Taylor

Faculty Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies; Associate Professor of Business Administration

Alva Taylor teaches TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship's Product Development course. Taylor's research focuses on the innovation process, entrepreneurship, technological change, and strategic decision-making in fast-changing environments. Some of Prof. Taylor's recent work has been on the challenge of managing creative groups for sustained innovation and entrepreneurship; and how organizational learning takes place in information-rich environments. He teaches courses on strategy in fast-changing environments, managing innovation, and managing change in both the Tuck MBA and Executive Education programs. Prof. Taylor has also designed and is program director of the Digital Excellence for Minority Entrepreneurs Executive Education Program in partnership with Google. Prior to academia, Prof. Taylor was a senior manager in the consulting division of KPMG, running a practice focusing on business strategy, information technology, and growing companies to scale.

J. Ramon Lecuona Torras

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ramon Lecuona is an assistant professor of business administration in Tuck’s strategy group. He earned his PhD in business administration at the London Business School and a Masters of Public Policy at Harvard University. Before joining Tuck, he was part of the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Prior to that, Ramon served as a staff member of the Office of the President of Mexico for more than seven years. His academic research is focused on the design of organizational structures that make firms more productive and innovative, and he has specific expertise in the field of mobile communications and the offshoring of production facilities to emerging markets. In addition to his academic work, Professor Lecuona has been part of the founding team of multiple start-ups and serves as an adviser for senior leaders of multinational companies and governmental agencies. He teaches Tuck’s core strategy course.

Curt Welling D'71, T'77

Clinical Professor of Business

Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. He teaches the TuckLAB: Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship course. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years. He teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.